Spring has sprung and that means my break is almost over. What better way to celebrate/lament/commemorate this occasion than through a brand new episode! This week’s show is all about catching up with some works in progress, an update on the pattern I’m working on, spinning (!!!) and a look back at the trip I took to Jasper, AB last weekend. Find all the info in the show notes below!

KNITLIB – Episode 15 – Show Notes

Knit Etc.

  • Finished Objects
    • Banana Leg Shorties!
      • Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Banana Legs (yellow) and Spell (purple)
      • Plain vanilla ankle sock, worked in stockinette with a 2×2 rib cuff
      • Toe-up using Judy’s Magic Cast On, increasing to 64 sts on 2.25mm needles
      • Worked 8-ish inches of the foot before inserting a Fish Lips Kiss heel
      • Leg worked over about 20 rounds, followed by cuff at 10 rounds
    • Mollyfodge!
      • Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts DK/Light Worsted in Dance and Mineville Wool Project in a royal purple
      • First official sample of my new fingerless mitten pattern called Mollyfodge
      • Want to test knit it? Click here!
  • Works in Progress
    • Rising Dawn by Stephen West (paid pattern)
      • Semi-circular shawl in fingering weight yarn
      • Using up some scraps of Banana Legs
      • Working up on 3.5mm needles
    • Pen Pal by Anna Maltz (paid pattern)
      • Cascade Ultra Pima DK in grey and blue
      • Seamless waistcoat with ingenious construction
      • Such. A. Great. Pattern.
    • Mollyfodge (paid pattern soon to be released!)
      • Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts DK/Light Worsted in Lichen in My Crevices and Old Growth Forest
      • This is the official mitten for the pattern – IT’S SO FREAKING PRETTY! UGGGHHH!!!
  • Etc!
    • Spinning
      • 2-ply, roughly spun merino/tussah silk blend with Peruvian Highland wool
      • Spun from merino top, as well as hand carded rolags

S2K2 (Shit to Knit to)

  • Audiobooks
    • And Again by Jessica Chiarella (this link heads to the hardcover edition at Amazon)
      • Set in the not so distant future, the UN makes human cloning legal for medical purposes. This story follows four people in a pilot program called Sublife that transfers the memories of terminally ill patients into their new, cloned bodies. A little science-fiction-y but mostly about the complex interrelationships between friends, family and lovers and how we build our own identities through experience and trauma. The audiobook is read by four different voices and is superb!
  • Podcasts!
    • Squirrel Pie Productions by Tommi
      • If you don’t know her podcast, you should definitely check Tommi’s channel out! It’s full of knitting, sewing and chickens. Yes. Chickens. Tommi’s personality is pretty radiant and her videos are quite engaging. CHECK HER OUT!

LibraryLife

  • I received a HUGE book haul from Dewey Divas and while I had originally gone through each title and talked about it a little, that made this week’s episode a million hours long so I cut it out. For now, just look at the pile. The giant, giant, pile!
  • At the end of the episode is a short recap of my trip to the Alberta Library Conference in Jasper, AB. Be forewarned, there is some bad road trip singing ahead…

 

And that brings us to the end! This was a bit of a longer episode and it took forever to edit because (apparently) I just don’t know how to shut up! As my semester picks up for the spring/summer, there may not be as many episodes but I promise I won’t forget you! In the meantime, have an absolutely wonderful few weeks and Happy Knitting!!

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